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Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art

Top 10 U.S. Museum Shows 2014

Simon Watson | Posted 04.19.2014 | Arts
Simon Watson

Friends from four continents planning visits to the U.S. have asked me what upcoming museum shows are likely to be must-sees. Here's my current list of these shows, which happen to feature an unusually strong selection of work by women.

Who Is Wade Guyton And Why Is He Such A Big Deal?

ARTINFO | Posted 12.12.2012 | Arts
ARTINFO

Nobody, it seems, has a bad thing to say about Wade Guyton these days. Critic Roberta Smith called the artist's current mid-career survey at the Whitn...

How Do Museums Pay for Themselves These Days?

Daniel Grant | Posted 11.07.2012 | Arts
Daniel Grant

Over the past four years,, one museum after another across the country has cut back on hours, staff, salaries (and staff benefits) and programming, raised admissions, looked to sell objects from their collections in order to pay for operations or just closed for good.

No Artists Left: Ed Ruscha Leaves MOCA Board

Posted 07.16.2012 | Arts

Ed Ruscha is the latest artist to resign from the board of the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, leaving no artists left on the board. The t...

When Art and Sex Stare Back at You

Edward Goldman | Posted 01.18.2012 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Marina Abramovic, looking very professorial in her white coat, instructed all of us to obey the rules and not to talk to, and definitely not to touch, any of the performers whose heads or naked bodies were displayed on our tables.

L.A. Art Conflict?

Paul Klein | Posted 12.02.2011 | Arts
Paul Klein

Theaster Gates' show at the L.A. Museum of Contemporary of Art is powerful and exemplary -- and totally incongruous in the context of the other art in the 40,000-square-foot former police station that is the Geffen Contemporary.

Tour The Now-Canceled Graffiti and Street Art Show (VIDEO)

Posted 08.23.2011 | New York

The Brooklyn Museum canceled the highly-anticipated, "Art In The Streets" exhibition earlier this week citing some severe reductions in funding. B...

Swoon in Studio: Konbit, MOCA, and Liveable Sculpture

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

A visit to Street Artist Swoon's studio is a full immersion into her passions; meditations on humanity, the process of collaboration, and sculptures y...

L.A. MOCA Throws a "Hail Jeffrey"

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Raymond J. Learsy

The Los Angeles Museum Of Contemporary Art has caught the art world flat footed in a wonderful way. It has broken with tradition in naming a remarkable individual as its next director.